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Knack Pack: Expandable Laptop Backpack

Having one bag that can do it all seems like an increasingly unattainable goal at this point. It isn’t hard to find a single bag that can the job done while traveling, but finding a bag that excels at both travel and everyday use is a different story. The Knack Pack is an expandable laptop backpack that aims to get it just right, replacing the need for multiple bags. Its features make it perfect for traveling for a few days, as well as loading it up with your everyday essentials for the morning commute to work.

One thing you never want, regardless of where you are, is a bulky backpack. The Knack Pack's hybrid design maintains a slim profile when both compressed for when you're packing light, or expanded at full capacity. It's available in two sizes, medium and large, to suit a wider range of loadouts. 

The Knack Pack features hardware and materials you'd want in a bag, whether for daily carry or travel. After all, the Knack team spent years perfecting the Knack Pack before bringing it to the market with attention to detail you'd expect from a founding team made up of professionals from Tumi, The North Face, and Coach. For example, to fend off unexpected rain and keep its contents dry, the bag was constructed from a custom-built water-resistant 1200 denier two-tone polyester. To round out its heavy duty hardware, the Knack Pack features Duraflex buckles. Combine all that with a padded, breathable back panel and custom designed straps, and you have a comfortable, durable carry. The Knack Pack also protects your more easily damaged items with soft fleece lining, found in both the sunglasses pouch and in the interior tablet pocket.

While the exterior was built to last, its the clever organization options you’ll find upon opening the bag that make this such a versatile option. The Knack Pack includes numerous pockets and sleeves to make it easier to find your gear on the go, or streamline the packing process to get you out the door quickly. Two zippered mesh pockets hold any small essentials you might want to keep secure but still have access to when you need them, such as your passport or emergency cash. A zippered side pocket keeps your water bottle handy but hidden, maintaining the pack's sleek exterior appearance. The bottom pocket on the pack was specially designed to store and manage long, bulky laptop charging cables without tangling them up, too.

The Knack Pack divides its storage into two main compartments and a laptop sleeve. In the main everyday carry-focused compartment you'll find a fleece-lined sleeve to store a few notebooks or folders, over-ear headphones, or a tablet for binge-watching Netflix on long flights. Then there's the expandable suitcase compartment that differentiates the Knack Pack from the rest. It opens clamshell-style for easy access and packing. The medium Knack Pack holds 2-3 outfits (the Large holds up to 4) with minimal wrinkling, though you should be able to stretch that to even more if you use Knack's packing cubes and an army roll.

Then there’s the hidden compartment specially designed for travel packing, which comes complete with straps to hold up to 4 outfits in place with minimal wrinkling, though you should be able to stretch that to even more if you make use of the versatile Knack packing cubes and an army roll. Last but not least, you can stash your laptop in a padded compartment accessible via a secure side zipper. The medium Knack Pack fits up to a 15-inch laptop, while the large Knack Pack fits up to a 17-inch laptop. The dedicated zip compartment makes grabbing your laptop a snap, rather than having to rummage through the rest of your gear to get to it.

Whether you're using it as a work backpack or as a carry-on for vacation, the Knack Pack easily adapts to whatever situation you find yourself in. If you’re ready to take the jump to just one bag that can do it all, check out the Knack Backpack in its various sizes and color options at the link below.

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Trending: Citizen Eco-Drive PRT

Trending: Citizen Eco-Drive PRT

This Thursday's Trending Timepiece brings everyday wearability, utilitarian features, and Citizen's Eco-Drive technology to a bold, 42mm case, making it an excellent daily driver for EDCers with larger wrists. Its Japanese quartz movement runs thanks to Citizen's signature Eco-Drive tech, which uses light (from the sun or artificial sources alike) to charge without a battery. Top that off with a 8-month reserve and charge indicator display right on the dial, and you have a reliable everyday watch. Visually, the PRT is rich with detail too—orange accents, a magnified date display, subtle stripes on the dial complemented by a striped NATO strap, and a thin dive bezel—without looking overwhelming. A stainless steel case, mineral glass, lume on the hands and markers, as well as 100m of water resistance round out its feature set. Pick up a PRT for the summer at the link below.

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Nitecore Concept 1

Nitecore Concept 1

There's a reason some of the best flashlights you can EDC use an 18650 battery. Simply put, it pushes the limits of sheer power and runtime for its size. But even with such high performance, few lights that use one truly stand out—until now. Nitecore's latest and greatest 18650 flashlight, the Concept 1, is here to shake things up. It combines cutting edge flashlight tech with a sleek “gent's carry” design to bring you one of the most compact and powerful lights for EDC.

Modern LEDs have a knack for exponentially pushing the envelope, and the Concept 1's isn't any different. It uses one of the latest emitters from Cree—the XHP35 HD E2—which when combined with either an 18650 or 2 x CR123A batteries, can output an insane 1800 lumens up to 220 meters. Pretty good for an 18650 light measuring only 4.39” and weighing only 2.18 ounces, one of the smallest lights of its type. It saves space by moving its switch to its side, letting you control its 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes with a few simple taps.

The Concept 1 comes in a dual-textured design that's sleek as it slips and clips into your pocket but knurled on the tail for a better grip while in use. This minimalist look belies a tough construction that can resist impacts up to 1.5 meters and water submersion up to 2 meters thanks to its IPX8 rating. The Concept 1 also takes advantage of its size for excellent everyday use, thanks to its stainless steel clip and magnetic tailcap, giving you illumination as needed whether in your hands or lighting the way hands-free.

Nitecore continues to blaze trails with interesting and powerful lights, marrying tech and carry-friendly features in the Concept 1. Pick up this 18650 powerhouse from the Amazon link below.

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Studio Proper Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods

With every generation our phones are becoming more and more essential parts of our EDC. And as they get smarter, so does the rest of our tech. Not so long ago everyone depended on bulky or cumbersome wired earphones, but now, compact and easy-to-EDC true wireless earbuds are dominating the market. Just like how these new high-tech earbuds elevate how we use smartphones, a premium charger like Studio Proper’s also improves the way you use them. Designed for Apple’s AirPods, the Proper Wireless Charging Dock is a sleek and elegant station to store and charge your earbuds. With a minimalist design that never gets in your way, keeping your AirPods topped up and ready to go for your day has never been easier.

There are no frills needed when it comes to the Proper charging dock. It’s a weighty block of anodized aluminum machined precisely to the shape of the AirPods case. A simple, two-tone design in white and silver accents a minimalist desk aesthetic even by itself, while a flat, tangle-free USB Type-C to Type-A power cable adds no extra bulk to the overall package. It’s as easy to use as it looks; simply place down your AirPods in their wireless charging case on the dock and let the charging begin. No more having to fumble for an old Lightning cable to stay charged; your earbuds will always be ready for duty as soon as you step away from your desk. A slip-proof rubber underside also keeps the Proper dock in place, preventing those times when reaching for your AirPods inadvertently knocks them off the table instead.

The latest generation of wireless earbuds make it easier than ever to use our smartphones, and Proper’s Wireless Charging Dock completes your tech setup so they’re always ready for EDC. As a special exclusive discount for Everyday Carry readers, you can get a 20% pre-order discount with free global shipping when ordering the dock with code PROPEREDC on checkout at Studio Proper’s site below.

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Pioneer 3PN Wallets

Pioneer 3PN Wallets

For many people, the humble wallet is an afterthought. Pick your size, choice of material, and carrying capacity, and off you go. But for the material wizards at Pioneer, a wallet can be as robust and cutting-edge as the rest of your modern EDC. They’re known best for taking simple card carriers and billfolds to the next level with advanced construction and fabrics, continuing the trend with their latest collection. Sporting a bold new material both in color and performance, their new 3PN (3-ply nylon) wallets offer a state-of-the-art solution for your everyday cash and card carrying needs.

If you’ve owned a Pioneer wallet before, you may be familiar with the high-tech 10XD fabric used in most of their wallets. It has fibers 10 times stronger than steel by weight, totally waterproof, highly abrasion resistant, and uniquely grippy thanks to its densely woven nylon ripstop exterior. But as good as 10XD is, it has its limitations—ones that the new material in their stable, 3PN, aims to solve. 3PN is an ultra-dense 3-ply nylon ripstop that comes in a beautiful matte finish and offers a more tactile handfeel. And beauty is a key word here—it allows for new colors to be used for your wallet, so you’re no longer limited to the simple black and onyx prior models came with. No matter which Pioneer wallet you choose, from the simple and efficient Molecule cardholder to the spacious Division billfold, you have 3PN options in slate and evergreen colorways to best match your EDC aesthetic.

3PN also performs as well as it looks. It’s even stronger than the previous 10XD fabric while somehow being even thinner, putting most leather wallets’ girths (even while empty) to shame. And even better than DWR or waterproofing solutions, the material simply does not absorb water, which means near-perfect resistance in everyday weather, a guarantee of protection for rugged activities, or insurance for those unfortunate times when you forget your wallet in your clothes when doing the laundry. And not that it needed it, but the advanced construction on all Pioneer wallets such as lamination of the material and seams get less wear and tear due to the minimization of water damage, too.

When you’re ready for the ultimate upgrade for your wallet, check out Pioneer’s 3PN collection at the link below.

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Back to work EDC
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Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener

Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener

"Sharpal’s pocket-sized tool offers tungsten carbide blades for coarse sharpening, carbide blades for fine honing, and a diamond rod for fish and gut hooks, as well as an emergency whistle and a firestarter. Bring one on all of your fishing and..." (via The Awesomer)

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Trending: Bellroy Micro Sleeve

Trending: Bellroy Micro Sleeve

For this week's trending Wallet Wednesday, here's a minimalist cardholder that finds the right balance of size, ease of use, and comfort. When it first released in 2014, so many minimalist wallets would take that angle to the extreme -- stripping things down to uncomfortable metal frames or accommodating only a few cards in a way that could feel borderline too snug because of how slim the wallet was. The Bellroy Micro Sleeve shows excellent restraint, keeping a small footprint while still having enough room to retrieve your cards from a slanted front pocket and its roomier main compartment. The main compartment can even take once-folded bills so you don't have to do your cash origami to get everything inside. Lastly, it's made from quality leather like so many of Bellroy's wallets, giving it a good blend of durability and a luxurious, comfortable feel in hand. It's a no-frills wallet that looks good with a design that just works -- especially for those of you who prefer keeping some cash on them. Grab one for your EDC at the link below.

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Of course, you must do what you feel is right
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Prepared for everything
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WANDRD DUO Daypack

Unless you’re handy with packing cubes and pouch organizers, you’re better off with an EDC bag that’s organized from the get-go. By making sure every essential in your daily carry has its own place, your gear becomes easier to load, protect, and retrieve as you go about your day. And if your days involve long commutes, travel, photoshoots, or working out of a mobile office like the team at WANDRD’s do, then their latest project could be just the bag you need. The WANDRD DUO Daypack takes the stress of organizing your constantly-changing setups out of the equation with its durable, stylish, and easy-to-access design that puts everything in its place.

One of the key features that lets the DUO Daypack excel in both ease of access and internal organization is WANDRD’s InfiniteZip system. Four zippers along the main compartment’s U-shaped opening lets you access any part of the bag, from the top or from either side, without having to unzip the entire compartment or take the bag off. But once you do fully unzip the compartment, its side panels and front portion fan out to reveal its impressive array of internal organizational pockets. There’s a padded laptop compartment, small and large mesh pockets for at-a-glance visibility of your essentials, and even elastic cord organizers to keep your tech tidy.

Another clever feature unique to the DUO Daypack is its built-in, collapsible pop cube at the base of the bag. It’s padded and structured enough to keep your camera gear or lenses safe on the go, or to separate your shoes from your clean clothes whether you’re off to the gym on a long flight. It folds down and out of the way if you’d rather use more of the 20L backpack’s main compartment. Lastly, a quick-access stash pocket on the front of the bag makes for the perfect place to keep small items like keys or sunglasses.

While the DUO Daypack’s interior might steal the show, WANDRD didn’t skimp on materials and hardware found on the exterior of the bag. The majority of the exterior is made from a waterproof Jr. Ballistic nylon at a lighter 840D to keep the bag at 2.6lbs. For better abrasion resistance, a denser 1680D Ballistic Nylon makes up the base of the bag. The DUO Daypack handles rain in stride thanks to PU-coated, weather-resistant YKK zippers and a water-repellent coating on the exterior. EVA foam in the back panel makes for a cool and comfortable carry, while durable nylon seatbelt webbing on the pull handles let you grab and go with peace of mind. To make traveling easier, the DUO Daypack features a pass-through slot to slip the bag onto your luggage, as well as a zippered pocket on the back for secure, quick access to your passport.

Whether you’re looking to live your best one bag life on your next adventure or you just like staying organized on your way to the office, the WANDRD DUO Daypack was designed to handle it all. The campaign has already been completely funded on Kickstarter and WANDRD has a solid track record of successful campaigns for performance bags already, so you there’s no guesswork involved here. Make sure to click the link below to learn all about the rest of the DUO's many features and secure one at a special pre-order price for your carry before the campaign ends on Friday, July 26th.

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